NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Basic Electrical Theory

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Basic Electrical Theory
    B. Course Number: INDT 113E - 30420
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Abitz, Michael
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: mabitz@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM CDT/CST (Call me any day via cell phone number posted on your Home Page)
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is an introduction to Basic Electronic Theory. This course covers how to identify electronic components used in communications and industrial equipment, how to calculate voltage and current in series and parallel circuits, and how to understand the basics of circuit design. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Required: (Handbooks provided online by Instructor)

    Access to LabVolt website requires a PC (MACs will NOT work. Link, Username and Password will be provided during Week One).

    DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE VOLUME 1 of 4

    DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE VOLUME 2 of 4

    DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE VOLUME 3 of 4

    DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE VOLUME 4 of 4

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course will provide students with the basic principles of alternating and direct current circuits used in industry.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of the course students should be able to:

    o Understand and explain theories of electricity
    o Calculate voltage, current, resistance using Ohmís law
    o Apply network theorems to calculate voltage
    o Classify conductors and insulators
    o Explain magnetism and how it is used in electronics
    o Calculate capacitive and inductive reactance
    o Analyze circuits
    o Examine resonance, classify types of filters and their applications

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    RESPONSE TIME FRAMES

    Grading with feedback:

    Within one day of posting assignment.

    Email:

    If you send me an email at address on your Home Page my response will usually be within an hour.

    Instructor login:

    I log into Canvas several times a day from computer or iPhone.

    If you need help contact me by:

    1. Canvas Mail

    2. My personal email address on Home Page

    3. Text my phone number

    4. Call between 9AM and 9PM (CST/CDT) any day of the week including holidays

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as oneís own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2016. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week 1:

    FUNDAMENTALS
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Understanding the Atom
    Units and Symbols
    Charge (+/-)
    Current
    Electrical Laws
    Electrical Energy
    BASICS of PHYSICS
    Long into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Resistance
    Inductance
    Capacitance

    Week 2:

    CIRCUIT FUNDAMENTALS
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Circuit Components
    Circuit Defined
    Kirchhoff's Laws
    CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Series Circuits
    Series Laws
    Parallel Circuits
    Combination Circuits

    Week 3:

    BASIC MAGNETISM
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Fundamentals
    Magnetic Materials
    Right-hand rules
    Flux (Density, MMF, Intensity, Permeability)

    Week 4:

    MAGNETIC CIRCUITS
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Application
    Residual Magnetism
    Reluctance
    Flux (Air Gap Permeability, Tractive Force)

    Week 5:

    SINGLE-PHASE AC CIRCUITS
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Application
    Cartesian Coordinate System
    Sinusoidal Waves
    AC Reactance
    AC Impedance
    Frequency and Power
    Reactive Power

    Week 6:

    MAGNETIC INDUCTION
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Application
    Basic Principles
    Generator Output
    Armature Reaction
    Multipole Generations

    Eddy Current's
    Transformers

    Week 7:

    POLY-PHASE AC CIRCUITS
    Log into LabVolt and complete the following Modules:
    Application
    Trigonometry
    Vectors and Phasors
    Three-phase Connections
    Three-phase Power


    Week 8:

    Log into LabVolt and complete any unfinished labs.
    FINAL EXAM
    A ten dollar fee is required to take exam using Lockdown Browser and Webcam. Students can use NMJC test center at no charge.